2019-08-20T05:12:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Visual Studio Test Professional?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Visual Studio Test Professional, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Puja Lal - PeerSpot reviewer
Development Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Top 5
2021-04-06T08:51:22Z
Apr 6, 2021

We're into software development. We are developing products, enterprise-level products, for clients. Microsoft is a business partner. I'm into product management. My developers are the ones that are directly working with Visual Studio. I myself I'm not overly technical. Therefore, my insight is slightly limited. We are using versions from both 2017 and 2019. It might be Visual Studio version 6.0. We are not using a lot of it due to the fact that ours is a legacy code written back in the 1990s. It's a system library. We simply use it to build and compile and that's it. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. I haven't completely explored the whole solution, however, I've been very pleased with its overall capabilities.

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Dan Julius - PeerSpot reviewer
VP R&D at Beamr
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-22T16:51:44Z
Jan 22, 2021

We have plans to continue using the solution in the future. I recommend this solution. I rate Visual Studio Test Professional a ten out of ten.

Reza Sadeghi - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Development Team Lead at asa com
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-10T14:29:11Z
Jan 10, 2021

I would recommend this solution. I would rate Visual Studio Test Professional a seven out of ten.

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Software Test Automation Engineer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-10T08:27:59Z
Jan 10, 2021

It is an old technology, and I would like to try using a new technology. However, it is necessary for us to stay with this technology because we have a legacy product, but we are thinking of updating to newer versions or migrating to another technology. We didn't do that in the past because of the fear of losing some of the features and having any kind of breakage because of incompatibility. We are looking for microservices for the database. I would advise not to keep a lot of gap between upgrades. The risks are more when you upgrade after a long gap, such as four years. It also takes more time to test all the functionalities. I would rate Visual Studio Test Professional a seven out of ten.

TB
Software Engineer at BAE Systems
Real User
2020-02-12T08:38:14Z
Feb 12, 2020

Visual Studio is a good solution that I would recommend. My only complaints are about the Git integration and the removal of the diagrammatic representation of the database from the entity framework. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

ML
Managing Consultant at NTT Data India Enterprise Application Services Pri
Real User
2020-02-05T08:05:06Z
Feb 5, 2020

Feature-wise, I think that this product is good enough. It is a solution that I would recommend, provided that it actually meets the requirements for the project. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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RV
Programmer at Aspire Systems
Real User
2020-01-07T06:27:00Z
Jan 7, 2020

We are only using test scripts, which involves a minimal number of the features that are provided. We have also recommended this solution to some of our clients. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

VA
Data Analyst at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2019-12-18T05:44:00Z
Dec 18, 2019

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

IZ
Assistance Engineer at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-12-03T10:43:00Z
Dec 3, 2019

At the start, many years ago, it was not the best solution, but now it is the best in a technical development environment. The solution is installed directly onto PCs. We're using the 2017 version; the last few years the solution hasn't changed too much. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten. It's my favorite tool, I haven't used anything else which is better than Visual Studio. I feel that I'm not using all of the capabilities so I'm content with the level of features on offer. In the latest versions, you can also develop and rate applications with it so it's really quite a complete product. In terms of advice I would give to others, I'd recommend that they go through the tutorials to get used to the solution and its offerings.

DM
Senior Business Intelligence Consultant at Endava
Vendor
2019-11-27T05:42:00Z
Nov 27, 2019

It is a very good solution and on a scale from one to ten, I will rate it a nine. In the next release I would like to see better data flow.

GhamdanAl-Anesi - PeerSpot reviewer
Member of the Board & Co-Founder, Executive Manager at Networld Systems
Real User
2019-10-06T16:38:00Z
Oct 6, 2019

My advice to anybody researching this solution is that this tool is a must. It is very helpful for testing code. It will end up costing them less than what they are paying with third-party applications, partly because of the integration that is available. The developers have to be familiar with Visual Studio Test Professional because they will know how to organize the code such that the testing comes out with results that are meaningful to them. Overall, this is a very good product. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Mohamed Sadek - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead DevOps and Release Engineer-L2 at ITWORX
Real User
2019-08-20T05:12:00Z
Aug 20, 2019

We are using the cloud deployment model, on Azure cloud services as well as an on-premises deployment model. We have around 100 quality engineers that we eventually want to get on the system. To do this, we need to apply a test specific license for using and testing the modules in a real case or in TFS. I don't know how much this will ultimately cost, but it's not cheap. We are a partner with Microsoft, so we are eligible for some free license-related testing. We're using the on-premises deployment model for this. They do require some subscriptions for cloud services with limited accounts as well. The highest value for this product is the integration. Everything is tracked, everything in your software lifecycle can be integrated. Data can be added. You can track and monitor and make some reports and dashboards across your project to get more details as well as more accurate data about day to day activities done on your project. It's very useful. Before using Visual Studio Test Professional, we could not imagine that we could track certain types of or large amounts of data for the testing team. We were so focused on the development and issues and bugs without linking them with testing. Now we use testing data and test management to test the plans and to link everything with the requirements and the project lifecycle. I would rate this solution nine out of ten.

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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
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GhamdanAl-Anesi - PeerSpot reviewer
Member of the Board & Co-Founder, Executive Manager at Networld Systems
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We do a lot of in-house custom software development. We develop these applications for our customers, and we do the integration with solutions from different vendors. We primarily use this solution for integrating different applications. We have an on-premises deployment, although we are in the process of migrating to the cloud both for us and our customers.
DM
Senior Business Intelligence Consultant at Endava
Nov 27, 2019
This program is client-based and it allows you to build codes. So it's not like a product that you deploy for your customers either on Cloud or on-premise. This product is for developers, not for businesses.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 20, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Visual Studio Test Professional. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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Mohamed Sadek - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead DevOps and Release Engineer-L2 at ITWORX
Aug 20, 2019
The service right now is far too expensive. You need to pay per user. The solution needs more reports and more dashboards as well as more details for each originated spare test case or best guess in test cases. There are still some issues in the results. There is an extension integrated with the test manager that enables you to run manual testing and to track the progress of any scenarios you've written in the Test Professional. We have noticed some bugs in this extension and this is the core of running the manual test cases. These bugs need to be resolved. They have to enhance or to add more stability to this extension specifically.
GhamdanAl-Anesi - PeerSpot reviewer
Member of the Board & Co-Founder, Executive Manager at Networld Systems
Oct 6, 2019
I would like to see better integration with the main product, Visual Studio. The tools for unit testing can be improved, giving a better ability to manage tests. I would like to see more plugins. Enhancing the support for web application testing and load performance would be an improvement.
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